Some of the recent shawls I’ve done have had so many stitches that even my longest cables were crammed with stitches. It’s so frustrating when some of those stitches fall off. I’ve tried quite a few needle keepers/protectors and have never been totally thrilled with any of them. The tip protectors, whether something I’ve purchased or a wine cork, can easily be pulled off when pulling the knitting out of the knitting bag or, I’m always getting up with the dogs, leaving my knitting in the chair, then sitting in the chair and thinking I’ve missed the knitting but end up pulling stitches off the needles because I’m sitting on the knitting and pull the needles out.
There are some little squiggly twisty things that I put around the two needles and those help more than most things. With the Reciprocate shawl that had SO many stitches, I used the twisty things AND protector tips.
The other day I was listening to a podcast and that led to another podcast and somehow I ended up listening to Knitting I Love for the first time. Barbara is adorable! She’s in Ireland and I loved listening to her.
She mentioned needle pouches and I went to her website to get a closer look. They look like they might just be what I need to keep my projects safely on my needles.
Simply stick the needles through the hole, then make a loop with the cables, snap into the loop and I don’t think the stitches or the needles are going anywhere.
I think it was Sunday that I ordered these. I paid for the regular (not the expedited shipping) and they arrived today. That’s pretty impressive.
As you can see, I’ve already started using one. I love finding useful things and sharing them with you!